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Threesome
Threesome
Actors: Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Stephen Baldwin, Alexis Arquette, Martha Gehman
Director: Andrew Fleming
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2001     1hr 33min

This underrated comedy-drama by Andrew Fleming may one day be seen as a reflection of the muddled sexual politics of the 1990s. Three dissimilar college students played by Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen Baldwin, and Josh Charle...  more

     

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Actors: Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Stephen Baldwin, Alexis Arquette, Martha Gehman
Director: Andrew Fleming
Creators: Andrew Fleming, Brad Krevoy, Bradley Jenkel, Cary Woods, David Stein, Steven Stabler, Tracie Graham-Rice
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, School Days, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/01/2001
Original Release Date: 04/08/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 04/08/1994
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Can't happen in real life but still fun!
Adi Adler | Atlanta, GA United States | 06/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The chances of anything like this happening in real life are pretty slim, but since this is a movie, this is a minor point for me.Eddy (the wonderful Josh Charles for 'Dead Poets Society' - I wonder why we don't see him in more movies) moves into the dorms - only to get a roommate from hell, who is his exact opposite. While Eddy is serious, clean, quiet and shy, Stuart (Stephen Baldwin) is a messy, girl chasing little boy. The manage to find a way to live together, when Alex (Lara Flynn Boyle) moves into the other room in the suite - since her college record says she's a guy, not a girl. Stuart is attracted to Alex, while she's attracted ot Eddy, which soon discovers that not only is he gay, but he's attracted to Stuart... Sensing that sex would make their life together tough, they vow to avoid having it with one another (even though they scare all other suitors), and become close friends - so close, this friendship excludes every one else... But, they break their promise and have sex, in unlikely forms, and the 'Threesome' eventually break up...This movie is more than sex and sexual discovery - it's also about friendship and its boundries. As Eddy, our narator, sees it, the Threesome meant to him more than sex - he feels that he developed true friendship with Stuart and Alex. At the end of the movie, he wonders how people as close as they all were during that year in college can lose their connection with one another. In the alternate ending scene (which is included in the DVD with or without Andrew Fleming's commentary) we can see how people who were close as can be can't have a conversation without uncomfortable silences a couple of years later... Eddy feels he still wanted this friendship even when Alex and Stuart were running away from it, and the only one who felt comfortable enough to admit he wants and needs it... Ths situation in the movie was taken to an extreme, but I think that looking back, most of us had friendships like that - close, but when they ended for the wrong reasons you had nothing to say to each other..."
Maybe a little close to home
Michael L. Wiersma | Springfield, MA United States | 06/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an unabashed hyper-hormone, sexual-tension comedy filled to the brim with small truths and nostalgic college coming-of-age moments. If you didn't have friends like this in college (at least maybe a little) then you missed out.

This threesome is driven and largely controlled by one Lara Flynn Boyle, who is fantastic and energetic and believeable as the drama queen trying to get the gay guy while the straight guy pines away for her (and she gets to spurn his every advance.)

It isn't all about sex, although it underlies everything else; it is about friendship and support as you decide who you are and who you want to be. This is an almost embarrassingly accurate look at three dissimilar people who find companionship, fellowship, and support on their way to being, or becoming, "grown up."

The pace of this film is great, the editing and acting are good, and it's consistently funny. It makes you long for the time of food fights in the dining hall, throwing rotten food out the window, and all-night parties. It made me miss my college friends. If you're reading this, yes, this is about you.

Worth seeing whether you're in college or it's been awhile since you wore your cap and gown. Universal themes make this film pertinent to almost everyone. Recommended."
Not For Prudes
nina | 12/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought the VHS in 1994, just got the DVD for Christmas in 2004. Threesome is nearly eleven years old but you won't be able to see that by watching it. It's just as much fun now as it was then. It's a movie like a fine wine...it won't age no matter how old it gets. But be warned. This film is not for prudes who can't see beyond the " sex talk ". Alex, Stu and Eddy do get down and dirty at times but sex is not the only element this film has to offer. Once you expand your mind and strip Threesome of all the sexual situations and complications you have a beautiful love story between three strangers who turn out to be best friends."
"I'll take you there"
Donna Di Giacomo | Philadelphia, PA | 04/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the greatest, and indeed underrated, comedies of all time. I could watch this movie a million times and never tire of it. Lara Flynn Boyle (Alex), Stephen Baldwin (Stuart), and Josh Charles (Eddie) were cast perfectly in this movie. Their chemistry really came through in the final product. "Threesome" came out when I first went to college, 1994, so it helped me to deal with the transition from high school a little.Though opposites in personality, Eddie and Stuart were getting along as roommates when, through an administrative error at the college, Alex winds up in a male dormitory. It's then that the movie gets interesting. Alex has a crush on Eddie who has a crush on Stuart but they resolve to remain friends and the adventures the three of them face as friends are hilarious.Someone else said that the movie is not about sex and they're so right. "Threesome" is about trying to find yourself among the turmoil that is college life.Another excellent job from Andrew Fleming (who also directed "Bad Dreams," starring Jennifer Rubin)."